Back to Le Bourget for the 28th edition of Euronaval, after a four-year interval due to the pandemic, partly replaced by the 2020 digital edition. However exchange ideas, unveiling new hardware, and discuss the evolution of naval affairs is something that is definitely better when meeting in person.
The 2022 edition is two times special, first because as said it occurs after a long interval, secondly because it takes place in a very peculiar moment, when Europe sees war after 70 years of peace, as hopefully the Cold War remained “cold”.
The developments in the naval world were thoroughly discussed during the opening conference that took place on Monday 17th at the Novotel Paris Centre Tour Eiffel, which saw the participation of Admiral Vandier, Chief of Staff of the Navy, Emmanuel Chiva, General Delegate for Armaments and Pierre Eric Pommellet, President of GICAN, and over 300 participants from all over the world, representing foreign navies as well as industry.
At 09:00 on Tuesday 18th the doors were opened at Le Bourget where some 450 exhibitors were ready to host delegations and visitors to explain the most recent developments carried out by their companies. Some 118 countries and international organisations were invited by the organisers, who look forward hosting nearly 40 Chiefs of Naval services.
Over 25,000 visitors, including official delegations from over 100 countries are expected to visit Euronaval, which doors will close on Friday 21st at 17:30. Hereafter please find a selection of articles on key issues from the EDR On-Line editorial staff.